The Star Family Report provides parents, guardians, and educators with performance data for individual students in relation to state tests.
How do I get to this page?
- Log in to Renaissance.
- On the Home page, select Star Reading or Star Math.
- In the drop down-list, select Reports.
- On the Star / Assessment tab on the Reports page, under “Parent and Other Reports,” select Star Family Report.
Who can do this with default user permissions?
District Level Administrators, District Dashboard Owners, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers
- Use the Subject drop-down list to choose the subject to include in the report.
The report shows data from the most recent assessment within the selected date range for the subject chosen:
- Reading: The most recent Star Reading Enterprise or Star Reading Progress Monitoring assessment will be used. Star Early Literacy, Star Early Literacy Spanish, Star Reading Spanish, and Third Grade Reading Proficiency are not used for this report.
- Math: The most recent Star Math Enterprise or Star Math Progress Monitoring assessment will be used. Star Math Algebra, Star Math Geometry, and Star Math Spanish are not used for this report.
- Use the School drop-down list to select a school.
- If you are assigned to only one school, you will not see the School drop-down list.
- School administrators and school staff can only select their own schools.
- Teachers can only select schools that they are assigned to.
- Use the Students drop-down list to select either a single class at the chosen school or All Classes at the chosen school.
- School administrators and school staff can only select classes in their own school.
- Teachers can only select their own classes.
To select specific classes, groups, or students at the chosen school, use the links below the Students drop-down list. Selecting one of these links will open a corresponding pop-up window; in that window, enter search criteria in the field at the top of the window to find specific classes, groups, or students with names that start with the criteria you enter (in the "Select Students" pop-up window, you can also select a grade to narrow down the list of students). Once you've searched, check the box at the top of the list to select all the available choices, or make individual selections below it.
- School administrators and school staff can only select classes, groups, or students in their own school.
- Teachers can only select their own classes, their own groups, or students enrolled in one of their own classes.
Select the arrow in the heading of a column to re-sort by the data in that column. The arrow indicates which column is being used for sorting and the order of the sort: up arrow = A–Z, down arrow = Z–A).
Once you have made your choices, select Save Selection at the bottom of the pop-up window.
If you want to use demographic data to further refine the data in the report, select Change Demographics... (or Choose Demographics...).
By default, the "All" option is chosen for Ethnicity, Gender, Language, and Grade Level. To reduce the scope, choose the "Select" option at the top of the appropriate column and then check your selections in that column.
In the example above, the user has selected two Languages and three Grade Levels, while leaving Ethnicity and Gender at the default "All" options. Note: The Filter Reports by Ethnicity user permission may be set to prevent the use of ethnicities as a filter.
By default, the "All" option is chosen for Characteristics. To reduce the scope, choose Select Characteristics... and then check each characteristic you want students in the report to have. You must also choose any or all (after "Include students with") to specify whether students with any of the selected characteristics will be included in the report or only those with all of the selected characteristics.Once you are finished choosing demographic options, select Apply at the bottom of the window to save your choices (or Cancel to close the window without saving your choices).
In the example above, the user selected two Characteristics (ADA and ESL). Because any is selected, the report will include students who are ADA, ESL, or both. If all had been selected, only students who are both ADA and ESL would be included. Note: The Filter Reports by Characteristics user permission may be set to prevent the use of characteristics as a filter.
- Use the Date Range drop-down list to choose the dates you want to generate the report for. Dates will be in the current school year. You can select an existing marking period, screening window, or the school year (which will include the entire school year up to the current date).
If schools use their own unique screening date ranges within a district screening window, those ranges will all have the same name. To help you tell them apart, the dates they cover will be added to the end of the name.
- Use the Language drop-down list to choose which language you want the report to be in: English or Spanish.
- If necessary, use the Scale drop-down list to choose which scale you want to use for the scores on the report. (If you select a scale that doesn't apply to the selected assessment type, the default scale for that assessment type will be used.)
notes on the scales
- The Lexile® scale will not be a selectable option if you selected Math as the subject.
- The Star Enterprise scale is only available in Mississippi; however, if the Star Scale Transition Preference is set to Show Unified Scale Only for sites in Mississippi, the Star Enterprise Scale will not be an option in this list.
- Use the Benchmark Type drop-down list to choose which benchmark you want to measure students' scores against.
- To the right of the Benchmark Type drop-down list:
- Once you are done choosing report options, select Update Report.
- The report will generate and then open at the bottom of the page.
For each student, you will see the score from their last completed assessment (for the subject you selected earlier). The score is shown on the selected scale and compared to the selected benchmark.
In the example above, the subject is Reading: Bella got a Scaled Score of 613 on her most recent Star Reading assessment. The colored bar shows the four benchmark categories for the state of California—Bella's score puts her in Level 2 .
The paragraph above the bar summarizes the meaning of the score, including the student's Percentile Rank (PR); if the Show Grade Equivalent option was selected earlier, the GE will be included here as well. In the example above,
"It is higher than 37% of students in third grade . . . " = a PR of 37
". . . and is typical of a 3rd grade student after the second month of the year." = a GE of 3.2
- If the option to show domain scores was selected earlier, they will appear at the bottom, along with the student's estimated level of mastery of each on the date the test was taken.
- If the subject is Reading, the student's Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) or Lexile® range will be shown as a Reading Recommendation in the lower-left corner; visit Accelerated Reader Bookfinder to use the zone/range to find appropriate books for the student.
- If the subject is Math, some students (in grades 3–8) will have their Algebra Readiness shown in the lower-left corner.
- To learn more about the scores and how you can use them to help the student succeed, scan the QR code in the lower-right corner or go to https://www.renaissance.com/star-scores.
- You can change any of the options you have selected and then regenerate the report by selecting Update Report.
- To download the report, select either the PDF icon or the CSV icon above the reports. (CSV files can be opened in most spreadsheet programs.)
- To return to the Reports page, select the navigator icon at the top of the page: .